Congratulations to CC&E’s Summer Class of 2021!
August 13, 2021
On August 13, the LSU College of the Coast & Environment awarded degrees to 16 graduates whose hard work and persistence culminated in the day’s celebrations.
This summer’s graduates have participated in research and exploration that impacts coasts and environments all over the world. Graduates among this group have travelled to Tanzania to study the link between the economy and ecosystem services along the coastline, mapped plastic pollution in the Amite Watershed, analyzed urban mosquito habitats to improve public health, tagged fish at Grande Isle Tarpon Rodeo to track the movements of migratory fish, modelled atmospheric circulation to advance knowledge of climate science, and so much more.
During their time in the college, they have worked alongside world-renowned faculty experts in a wide variety of soil, aquatic, plant, atmospheric, and social sciences who have worked hard to provide them with a holistic, integrative approach to interdisciplinary coastal and environmental research and education that will serve them well in their careers.
We congratulate the following graduates and wish them a prosperous future.
Below are the livestreams for the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies and a list of all the summer Class of 2021 College of the Coast & Environment graduates.
|Last Name||First Name||Hometown||Degree||Dissertation/Thesis|
|Boswell||Kyrsten||Ponchatoula, LA||Bachelor's, Coastal Environmental Science||NA|
|Johnson||Abigail R||Saint Rose, LA||Bachelor's, Coastal Environmental Science||NA|
|Joseph||Corbin||Powder Springs, GA||Bachelor's, Coastal Environmental Science||NA|
|Divan||Gourav Deepakraj||Marietta, GA||Master's, Environmental Sciences||Modeling Microplastic Production in the Amite River Watershed, Louisiana|
|Moon||Jessica||East Moline, IL||Master's, Environmental Sciences||An Analysis of Use of Dialogic Communication Features on Indiana Environmental Organizations’ Websites|
|Rogers||Rachel||Vicksburg, MS||Master's, Environmental Sciences||Mosquito distributions and stoichiometric analysis between open and closed canopies in New Orleans cemeteries|
|Forsman||Jocelyn||Baton Rouge, LA||Master's, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||222-Radon as a Tracer for Air-Sea CO2 Exchange Across the Louisiana Shelf|
|Kristan||Allyson||Raleigh, NC||Master's, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Penguins Past and Present: Trace Elements, Stable Isotopes, and Population Dynamics in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Penguins and Seals|
|Lovell||Mitchell Shay||Florence, AL||Master's, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Seasonal Variation in the Feeding Ecology of Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) from the Northern Gulf of Mexico|
|Nelson||Shannon Alexis||Pensacola, FL||Master's, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Hydrometeorological Responses to Abrupt Land Surface Change Following Hurrican Michael|
|Riedlinger||Lance||Paulina, LA||Master's, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Use of Lake Sedimentary Records as an Archive Reconstructing Fluvial Flooding and Storm Surge Events: A Case Study in Lake Charlotte, Texas|
|Denoux||Robert||Baton Rouge, LA||Online Master's, Environmental Sciences||Analyzing Management Strategies of Overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico|
|Kelley||Sean||Baton Rouge, LA||Online Master's, Environmental Sciences||The Global Problem of Electronic Waste|
|Bushra||Nazla||Dhaka, Bangladesh||PhD, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Characterizing the Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex through Space and Time|
|Hernandez||Mario||Plainfield, NJ||PhD, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Fisheries Food Webs: Quantifying Habitat-use, Trophic Structure, and Energetic Pathways in Coastal Tanzania|
|Payandeh||Ali Reza||Iran||PhD, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences||Numerical and Field Study of Tidal and Subtidal Dynamics in a Bar-Built Estuary: Barataria Bay, Gulf of Mexico|